Porter
The Schlafly Tap Room

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Style:
English Porter
Ranked #272
ABV:
5.4%
Score:
82
Ranked #42,242
Avg:
3.58 | pDev: 13.41%
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
107
From:
The Schlafly Tap Room
 
Missouri, United States
Avail:
Fall
Wants
  3
Gots
  9
SCORE
82
Good
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Notes: Our Porter is a dark ale with a mild roasted character and a distinct sweetness from caramel malt. This medium-bodied porter has a velvety body with Pilgrim hops adding a subtle bitterness and East Kent Goldings hops adding aroma and flavor. The English yeast helps showcase all of these flavors in this traditional British-style porter.

In 18th Century London, the word porter was first used to describe a relatively strong, dark beer, popular amongst the working class. London brewers became famous for this style, as they began refining the process using better quality malt. The World Wars led to a higher tax on malt, resulting in lower alcohol strengths in porters. Porter nearly disappeared in the late 20th Century, but was re-introduced in London after small American brewers revitalized interest in the style.

27 IBU
Reviews: 39 | Ratings: 107 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Dogstickfetch:
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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Photo of boilermakerbrew
3.72/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- Pours a deep, deep brown in color, almost black, with a little bit of light getting through the edges. The light gives the edges of the beer a red tinge. About a 1 finger head forms and retains very well. Lacing is ok.

S- Classic, dark roasts and burnt malts. Rich with a mild amount of bitter coffee and a slight hint of semisweet chocolate.

T- Just like the scent. Starts with a slight bit of bitterness up front, mostly of the coffee and dark chocolate variety. Pretty one dimensional all the way through to the end, where it ends with a slightly elevated coffee bitterness bite.

M- Light and smooth like a good porter should be. Heavy flavors and appearance lead you to believe a heavy drinking beer, but this beer drinks more like a German lager, minus the creaminess. High in carbonation.

Overall, just a standard, everyday, solid porter. Good flavors, good feel, and a good overall and dark beer to drink regularly.

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Photo of jharris0624
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of jadler16
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of fallopia
2.13/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into an ale glass

Appearance: Dense, very dark brown color with a thin, quickly dissipating tan head

Aroma: Overall there is very little aroma, but with repeat evaluation there are faint hints of walnuts, earth, and pine needles.

Taste: Harsh hops are out of balance with any malt flavors

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a brief bitter aftertaste

Overall, I was disappointed with this rather bland, tasteless, out-of-balance porter.

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of DCon
4.12/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on-tap @ Sandrina's in St. Louis, MO for $3.25. Tapped from the Black Handle w/ a Red Circle & "Porter" on the top into a 16oz Pint Glass. First time enjoying this brew from Schlafly!

Aroma- Has a very sweet dominated aroma with tons of cherries hidden in the background. A bit of roast and malt follow everything up.

Appearance- Received with a .5 finger head that dies fairly quickly. Has a deep brown colored body and clear to what I can see. Leaves no lacing behind.

Flavor- Has one of the most wild tastes I've gotten in a Porter since I've been drinking the style. The whole drink is filled with a Cherry covered Espresso Bean! Seems wild but who knows what they brewed into this one! Has a Light-Medium hop bitterness at the finish.

Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, Light Carbonation, Smooth, and leaves only hints of coffee/roast on the palate. Should be more here.

Overall Impression- Tasting this Cherry covered Espresso Bean flavor was so crazy! Not sure they were going for this but it came across when I went to enjoy it. Wish there was a bit more body in this brew also... Still very good and would like to now go pick up a 6-pack and see if this flavor is in these as well!

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Photo of pschul4
3.06/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass

A- Looks great! Very dark brown with a nice mocha head

S- Hmm this smells pretty hoppy for a porter, makes me a little apprehensive to try it...

T- I knew it, it's really hoppy for a porter. As far as hoppy beers go this is pretty good but I prefer more malty flavors in my porters

M- Decent carbonation nothing silky though

O- I know it's a good beer but I wish it wasn't so hoppy. I wasn't able to get over that fact and it's score suffered

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Photo of BigJarv79
3/5  rDev -16.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of sneefcity
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of jhighlandbrewing
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of 3Hops
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of MacStinson
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Caskaway
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of eggboy
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of RedneckBeerz
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of whendeathsleeps
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of TwelveOunces
3.29/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Somewhat transparent black with reddish hues and a 1 finder off brown head.
S- Oooh, Smells kinda like a cheap beer to be honest. It smells like Newcastle brown with some chocolate coffee notes. Its not bad, its just faint and disappointing.
T- Not bad, not as robust and complex as some of my other recent porter tastings. Doesn't really have as cheap of a taste as the smell led me on. Some espresso beans, roasted malts and dark chocolate. Not a strong taste but balanced.
M- More drinkable then your average porter, good carbonation and a moderate mouth feel. aftertaste is only meh.
O- Its just one more off my list, im glad I tried it but I dont think I will bother revisiting anytime soon. Its decent enough to try.

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Dave1999
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a very dark reddish brown with a small tan head.

The smell is roasted malts and coffee, too subtle for me though.

The taste is much the same as the smell, roasted malts, with a tiny amount of bitterness.

Mouth fell is medium with low carbonation.

Overall decent but average porter.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Ben4318
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of FrankShirley
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Porter from The Schlafly Tap Room
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 107 ratings